Dogs For Adoption – Bergerac SPA

Many of the more vulnerable dogs (and cats) are taken into Phoenix care from the Bergerac SPA Refuge. Sadly, we don’t have the foster space to be able to accommodate more than a very small percentage.

However, if you would like to adopt directly from the SPA pound, we are happy to join you and assist with the adoption. We may, in certain cases, be able to negotiate the tariff.

We can`t promise, as it depends on available foster-space, but we will also endeavor to rehome any dog adopted directly from the SPA pound if the adoption doesn`t work out. Returning it to the pound would be a difficult decision all round!

Please note that dogs adopted from Bergerac SPA are NOT sterilised unless indicated in the text. Currently, male cats are castrated, but female cats are NOT sterilised.

To view the entire selection of animals available at Bergerac SPA, please visit their website or email: or on Tel 05 53 27 27 50

If you would prefer an English speaking Phoenix member to accompany you, please contact Sally email: or
Tel: 05 53 58 28 62 quoting the dog’s name and reference number.

Cosette – 6 year-old Griffon girl

COSETTE had a happy home for 6 years – then her mistress was diagnosed with serious illness and admitted to hospital.  Before she left, her mistress ensured that COSETTE was groomed and clipped, which was very touching and kind.
COSETTE is a friendly, gentle, an uncomplicated and kind girl, much loved by all the volunteers for her sweet-nature and gentle soul.  She is easy on the lead and sociable with other dogs.   But….COSETTE is beginning to work out that her mistress is not coming back….

It is up to us to be her voice and find her a home and family.

For more information, please contact Sally on
Sally Dingle
05 53 58 28 62

CLIFF – an 8 yr old Beagle X male

Here is adorable and gentle boy Cliff, who desperately wants out of the SPA to find a warm bed and family he can call his own.

Sally writes:

“Cliff is as gentle as a lamb, quiet and friendly.  He LOVES to get out for a walk, and like all beagles, sniffing about for all the smells is top priority.  He does love a cuddle too and is very responsive to us – a big favourite with the volunteers because he is so easy going and affectionate.  Easy on the lead (we have not been permitted to let him off the lead).  

He never pushes himself forward, just sits and watches the world go by, and his tail never, never stops wagging when we come to his box and take him out for a walk.  So optimistic and uncomplicated.

When he arrived he had been rescued from neglect and abuse.  He is recovered now, we have restored his coat with appropriate treatment and he bears not a single grudge, he is optimistic and cheerful always. He loves people but never jumps up or becomes boisterous – just calm and friendly, the perfect gentleman.
He doesn’t ask for much, a warm bed and some good walks.  Because we don’t guarantee how he would respond to recall, we would advise a fenced garden, or a fenced compound for exercise.”
He has been castrated and his adoption fee is 160€ 

If you think you can give this sweet boy the love and home he longs for,
please contact Sally Dingle
Tel: 05 53 58 28 62

MAGIQUE-BENNIE – 5 year old male Fauve de Bretagne X (Wire/Rough Coated Bassett Hound)


magique-bennie-2Known to us as “BENNIE” this little chap has such a happy character. Friendly and affectionate, uncomplicated, willing and obedient.

He adores human company and loves to go out for a walk and is very easy to handle. Although he has been known to chase cats and chickens.

He doesn’t like to be left alone indoors, as he is used to living outside, so he’ll be happy to be left in a secure garden where he has shelter and a bed. However, he prefers to come in during the evening for his cuddles and curl up in his comfy bed and sleep until morning.

Bennie has been chipped and castrated and is currently in Bergerac SPA

If you would like to meet this happy chap or ask a question
please contact Sally Dingle
Tel: 05 53 58 28 62

MARCUS – 3 yr old Braque / Pointer

MARCUS is a friendly chap, always pleased to have company and is exceptionally affectionate and adores his cuddles. Marcus is sociable with the other dogs in his kennel run, and is easily handled, doesn’t pull on the lead (unless he is very excited!), His training is going well, however he will need to be taught not to chase cats!

MARCUS is the sort of dog who loves to stay close to his handler, always seeks cuddles and gives loyalty. If you would like to meet this super friendly and deeply affectionate boy, come and meet him at Bergerac SPA and take him for a walk, get to know him a little.

For more details please contact ~
Sally Dingle
Tel: 05 53 58 28 62

Dogs For Adoption – Marsac SPA (Périgueux)

If you are interested in any of the dogs below, please contact the SPA direct, quoting the dog’s name and reference number, you will find these details with each entry.

If you would prefer an English speaking Phoenix member to accompany you, please contact Gillian.

Marsac-Périgueux SPA ~
Gillian Email: or
Tel: 06 21 59 16 72, quoting the dog’s name and reference number.

Aramis -10-12yo largish “hunting dog” (Marsac SPA – Périgueux)

Aramis has been at the refuge for 4 years !!!! He’s gentle and loving, adores people and is in fine health. He walks well on the lead, though a bit “keen” to start with then settles down.
He would need a fenced garden. He so deserves to find a loving family.

Contact details:
Gillian Le Solleu
06 21 59 16 72

Oscar – a 8-10 yr-old Bruno/Griffon boy (Marsac SPA – Périgueux)

Oscar has been in the refuge for 2 years now! He is calm and listens well. Like all hunting breeds he is affectionate and loves people, he tries hard to do what you ask of him. He will still need some training but he is so willing to learn.

Contact details:
Gillian Le Solleu
06 21 59 16 72

BONNIE – 2 yr old girl Fauve x Griffon – Adoption in Progress!

Bonnie is another who desperately needs out of Bergerac SPA. She has clearly had a hard time in life, before she found sanctuary at the Refuge. She was terrified when she first arrived, however she is gradually learning to trust us, and will now come out for a walk very willingly. She walks well on the lead and will be trainable, but at the moment is a little nervous of commands and still shrinks from loud noises or sudden movements.

Bonnie is tall for a Fauve (50cms) but small for a Griffon. Sterilised.
This exceptionally gentle and affectionate girl needs a family that will give her plenty of encouragement and love.

If you think you could offer Bonnie that special home, please contact ~
Sally Dingle
Tel: 05 53 58 28 62